Diagnosing Abusive Head Trauma: Traumatic Injuries and Medical Mimics is a comprehensive review of the most common cause of physical abuse mortality in the United States today. It offers an in-depth evaluation of victim presentation in the clinical setting and usual examination, laboratory, and neuroradiology findings and outcomes. It also explores reasonable differential diagnoses and provides illustrative cases. This is an outstanding reference for child abuse paediatricians and for those professionals, such as paediatric neurologists, child development specialists, and generalists, who care for abusive head trauma survivors. Diagnosing Abusive Head Trauma comprehensively covers the diagnosis of abusive head trauma in children. Its first section provides an overview of abusive head trauma and lists possible outcomes in cases of abusive head trauma. Its second section delves into specific injuries, including: Extracranial injuries Scalp trauma Intracranial injuries Fractures The third and final section of Diagnosing Abusive Head Trauma discusses numerous medical mimics that may be confused with abusive head trauma, including birth trauma, metabolic disorders, autoimmune conditions, oncologic mimics, and infectious diseases. This text contains up-to-date examinations of abusive head trauma to aid frontline professionals in the recognition and treatment of this most pernicious form of abuse. Diagnosing Abusive Head Trauma is a vital resource for professionals and students in the fields of medicine, nursing, social service, law, and criminal justice. To better serve the victims of abusive head trauma, this authoritative reference will assist non-medical professionals in formulating more effective methods of inquiry, investigation, and prosecution, and it will help medical professionals to provide the best of care and treatment to those in need.
Volume I: A Clinical Guide Chapter 1 Perspectives of Abusive
Head Trauma Chapter 2 Epidemiology of Traumatic Brain Injury: Recognizing Unintentional
Head Injuries in Children Chapter 3 Biomechanics of Head Injuries Chapter 4
Abusive Head Trauma as a Medical Diagnosis Chapter 5 Radiology/Neuroradiology
Chapter 6 Neurosurgical Interventions Chapter 7 Ophthalmology Chapter 8 Abusive
Head Trauma and Associated Injuries Chapter 9 Medical Disorders Confused With
Abusive Head Trauma Chapter 10 Nursing Care for the Head Injured Patient Chapter
11 The Role of Social Services Chapter 12 Autopsy Findings in Abusive Head Trauma
Chapter 13 Forensic Investigation of Abusive Head Trauma Chapter 14 Prosecution
Issues Chapter 15 Use of Technology in Presenting Evidence Chapter 16 Neurodevelopmental
Outcomes of Traumatic Brain Injury Chapter 17 Prevention and Education Chapter
18 The Role of the Media in Abusive Head Trauma Cases Chapter 19 A Hypothetical
Case: Putting it All Together
Volume II: A Color Atlas Chapter 1 Defining Abusive Head Trauma Chapter 2 Normal Anatomy of the Head Chapter 3 Biomechanics of Injury Chapter 4 Radiology Chapter 5 Ophthalmology Chapter 6 Neurosurgery Chapter 7 Pathology Chapter 8 Abusive Head Trauma and Associated Injuries/Injuries Not Involving the Brain Chapter 9 Accidental Head Trauma Chapter 10 Mimics of Abusive Head Trauma Chapter 11 Outcomes Chapter 12 Investigation Chapter 13 Technologies and Prosecution Issues Chapter 14 Untrue Defense Issues Chapter 15 Prevention Chapter 16 Parent Issues and Resources Chapter 17 Ten Abuse Cases
Lori Frasier is the medical director of Medical Assessment at the Center for Safe and Healthy Families at Primary Children's Medical Center and associate professor of paediatrics at the University of Utah School of Medicine in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA. Formerly, she was an assistant professor of Child Health and the director of the Child Protection Program and Division of General Pediatrics at the University of Missouri-Columbia, USA. Dr. Frasier graduated from the University of Utah College of Medicine, USA in 1995, completed her paediatric residency at the Children's Hospital and Medical Center/University of Washington in Seattle, Washington, USA, and held a fellowship at the University of Washington's Sexual Assault Center, USA. Dr. Frasier has authored several articles and chapters and lectured locally, regionally, and nationally on subjects related to child maltreatment. Dr. Barbara L. Knox 's mission for the UW Children s Hospital Child Protection Program is to ensure the safety and well-being of infants, children and adolescents from throughout Wisconsin, Northern Illinois and Eastern Iowa. USA. She cares for children who have been or are suspected of being victims of physical abuse, sexual abuse, neglect and factitious illness by proxy. She also provides medical review of child abuse cases for social services agencies, law enforcement and prosecutors. Her research interests include use of telemedicine for assistance with remote-guided colposcopic exams, and telemedicine for regional child abuse evaluations. Francois M. Luyet is a board certified Paediatrician. After graduating from University of Geneva Medical School, Switzerland, Dr. Luyet completed his residency at Montreal Children's Hospital in 1975. He is currently committed to locum tenens work at Marshfield Clinic in Wausau Wisconsin and Minocqua Wisconsin, USA along with urgent care work at the University of Wisconsin Medical Foundation, USA. Dr. Luyet has had experience in group and individual paediatric care, newborn nursery care, and child abuse paediatrics. He has served overseas on medical volunteering trips to Peru, Ethiopia, and Uganda. Dr. Tanya Hinds is an Assistant Professor of Paediatrics at the George Washington University School of Medicine in Washington, DC, USA and a Board Certified Child Abuse Paediatrician. She is also an Attending in Child Abuse Pediatrics at the Child and Adolescent Protection Center at Children s National Medical Center. In addition to patient care, Dr. Hinds serves as the Course Director of the Child Abuse Pediatrics Medical Student Elective, a member of the Residency Selection Committee, and a member of the Trauma Committee at Children s National. Dr. Hinds is an active participant in the District of Columbia s Multidisciplinary Team on Child Abuse. She is also a member of several national organizations including the American Academy of Pediatrics Section on Child Abuse and Neglect, the American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children, and the Ray E. Helfer Society. Dr. Hinds is part of several child maltreatment research efforts at Children s National, lectures locally and nationally, and frequently testifies in child abuse cases in the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia, USA.